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  The Cowbell Project
The cowbell is an instrument that can't be overused.
These are the songs that took this dark, clanging demon and pounded the essence of rock into your veins and left imprints of the dark master in your subconscious.
Click on the track and you'll hear why the cowbell, when used properly, is the perfect instrument.
www.geekspeakweekly.com /cowbell   (0 words)

  
  Word Spy - more cowbell
I expected half of Austria to storm the Italian border, clang their cowbells like madmeisters and blow their fluegelhorns at the men's downhill, their Super Bowl.
With the release of Maximum Cowbell, a 16-track collection of classic rock songs that employ its trademark hollow clank, the cultish fascination that began with a Saturday Night Live skit in 2000 grows.
With the barnyard gong in hand, Ferrell bangs away at the cowbell urgently, although in perfect time.
www.wordspy.com /words/morecowbell.asp   (353 words)

  
  Main Page - Cowbell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cowbell is an elegant music organizer intended to make keeping your collection tidy both fun and easy.
And, if that isn't enough to make you want to rush to the Download link, Cowbell can also snatch album art and rename your music like a pro.
Instead, with Cowbell, what was a tag editor becomes a music organizer and an enabler, allowing you to collect and organize your tunes any way you want.
more-cowbell.org /index.php/Main_Page   (275 words)

  
  Needs more cowbell - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As such the phrase "needs more cowbell" was coined by chubby chasers who were disappointed in the body fat content of a certain women.
The sound of the cowbell, once muffled by fat was now melodious and ringing.
To this day, few in the age range 18-29 know what "needs more cowbell" means as most of the cowbells were taken off of fat women before their birth.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Needs_more_cowbell   (279 words)

  
 Cowbell - Uncyclopedia
Cowbells were used as the main instrument at the hailing ceremony.
Cowbells are somewhat in use as weapons of terror in millitant Marching bands
Believing that Cowbells were harmless devices serving America's needs, little attention was paid them, and over a 200 year period cowbells had developed a dangerous but undetected abberation within their genetic code.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Cowbell   (654 words)

  
 Do It! Play Recorder and Do It! Play In Band   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cowbell, originally used to monitor the whereabouts of cattle, has found its way into many different musical styles and cultures.
The cowbell is either hand-held or mounted; it is played primarily with a drumstick, and occasionally with an assortment of beaters, mallets, and sticks.
The cowbell may be played with either hand.
www.giamusic.com /doit/percussion/cowbell.html   (102 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Blue Oyster Cult, Playing Along With 'More Cowbell'
There was something missing the other night when Blue Oyster Cult, the '70s stadium rockers, kicked into their signature song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," in a gig at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.
What's more, the cowbell skit is presented as an episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," a real show that chronicles the lurid rise and fall of real-life bands.
Fact is, there is a cowbell on "Reaper." If you listen closely to it on oldies radio, you can make it out in the background.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A46074-2005Jan28?language=printer   (745 words)

  
 NPR : More 'Cowbell': Sarcasm Meets Your Mother
Thanks to a memorable Saturday Night Live sketch, the word "cowbell" (not to mention use of the instrument itself) has become a sarcastic rallying cry in music.
In "Cowbell," it represents Tapes 'n Tapes perfectly: It's sarcastic, but it sounds great, and the lyric's inscrutability makes a phrase like "I've been a better lover with your mother" jump out even more than it otherwise might have.
"Cowbell" rewards further study: It's easy to want to pick it apart and find a place for it alongside its influences.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5291192   (305 words)

  
 ELynah.com
The cowbell cheer was started at Lynah by Neil Cohen '72 during the 1968-69 Cornell Big Red hockey season.
In the 30 years since, the cowbell cheer has undergone several changes as it passed through the hands of many Lynah Faithful.
At one point, it was played by three people, one with a cowbell, one with a washboard, and a third with a wood block.
www.elynah.com /?cowbell   (112 words)

  
 More Cowbell - GuildWiki
I have never seen anything like this cowbell, and I do myself and every member of my clan a disservice if I don't use it to protect as many of us from the plague as possible.
It is often said among my people that a great reaver guides us all to the next life, digging through the sky of jade and leading the dead to the great, wide sea in the stars.
The cowbell is always the southernmost oyster at the edge of the wave, south and slightly west of Breaker Hollow.
gw.gamewikis.org /wiki/More_Cowbell   (255 words)

  
 Cowbell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cowbell had been a self employed long haul trucker until his health faded away.
Family and BFMC brothers and sisters convoyed in traditional biker procession to the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park for the burial.
Cowbell`s club colors are now retired in the BFMC Museum for all present and future generations to appreciate and remember the great contribution he was to our organization.
www.bfmcnatl.com /cowbell.htm   (152 words)

  
 More cowbell? Yes, please, we've got a fever. - The Boston Globe
''More cowbell" is the punch line to a ''Saturday Night Live" skit that originally aired five years ago this month.
Scudder snuck up on his wife recently while she was working on the computer and let out a moan.
What makes the skit truly funny, according to Scudder, are three elements: the absurdity of the cowbell being so important to a cheesy rock song (it's heard on the real ''Reaper" track, by the way); Walken's deadpan delivery; and, the fact that the cast keeps cracking up, which viewers find hilarious, or so Scudder theorizes.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2005/04/30/more_cowbell_yes_please_weve_got_a_fever   (657 words)

  
 2006 Cowbell Challenge Race Information
The coveted Cowbell Challenge trophy will be awarded to the top three finishers in all categories.
The 2006 Cowbell Challenge features a 7-mile trail with three climbs and descents as well as open flats.
The Cowbell Challenge is now in its fifth year, and we figure that's cause enough to celebrate!
www.cowbellchallenge.org /raceinfo.htm   (478 words)

  
 Cowbell
We cannot find the Cowbell.” And this, in 1999, was the week of the 53rd Annual Cowbell Game—Oakes Tornadoes v.
The deal was simple: The first meeting of the two teams each season was to be designated the Cowbell Game, the winner gaining possession of the Cowbell for the year.
Finally a spokesperson for Oakes got on the P.A. and apologized–the Cowbell had been stolen, and he was sorry.
www.prairiepublic.org /programs/plainsfolk/transcripts/Cowbell.jsp   (741 words)

  
 Cowbell
A Cowbell is great for crafts, range and stock farming, holidays and other special occasions.
Cowbells are also popular as noise makers at sporting events.
Our larger Cowbell models have a dull tonal sound and our long distance models feature a sharp tonal sound.
www.bell-outlet.com /cowbella.htm   (0 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: cowbell
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www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=cowbell   (275 words)

  
 Cowbell.com - cheering bells, cowbells and Torino Olympic Games Bells, featuring Norwegian Moen cowbells
We feature the world famous MOEN Bells of Norway as our high-end cheering and trophy bell; Bessie Bells, Promo Bells and Bargain Cowbells as our promotional gift and school spirit bells.
Your event, team, or company logo can be custom engraved or imprinted on your custom cowbells.
For custom or wholesale orders give us a ring at 415.924.8663, or email us at info@cowbell.com.
www.cowbell.com   (188 words)

  
 SNL Transcripts: Christopher Walken: 04/08/00: Behind The Music: Blue Oyster Cult
Bobby slaps the drums, Eric jams his guitar, and Gene bangs on a cowbell.
But the last time I checked, we don't have a whole lot of songs that feature the cowbell.
Why don't you lay down that cowbell right now.
snltranscripts.jt.org /99/99pcowbell.phtml   (618 words)

  
 Buy Latin Percussion LP008 Rock Ridge Rider Cowbell online at Musician's Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Being primarily a rock drummer this could be why I like the cowbell, so it may not be for everyone if you're looking for a more Latin flavor, if that's the case the regular Black Beauty is a great starting point.
It has that full rock cowbell sound I was looking for as an alternative to riding the bell on my ride cymbal.
The cowbell at the beginning of the song is very much like this one.
www.musiciansfriend.com /product/Latin-Percussion-LP008-Rock-Ridge-Rider-Cowbell?sku=440595&src=3SOSWXXB   (806 words)

  
 Create Digital Music » Digital Cowbell Resources; Wired on “More Cowbell” History
Ah, the cowbell skit / Behind the Music: Blue Oyster Cult parody from Saturday Night Live.
Linked from the comments of that story: this has got to be the best ‘cowbell remix’ track I’ve heard, from none other than Derek Sajbel aka Absurdity.biz, maker of a fine documentary on circuit bending.
I was hoping someone out there could give me a link to a free cowbell sample to use on the blog.
createdigitalmusic.com /2005/08/11/digital-cowbell-resources-wired-on-more-cowbell-history   (448 words)

  
 MORE COWBELL T SHIRTS / MORE COWBELL SHIRTS / MORE COWBELL SHIRT , I'VE GOT A FEVER SHOP
Check out this article There was something missing the other night when Blue Oyster Cult, the '70s stadium rockers, kicked into their signature song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," in a gig at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.
And perhaps from Christopher Walken's portrayal of "legendary" record producer Bruce Dickinson, who repeatedly pleads in the skit for "more cowbell." In fact, a kind of cult has sprung up around the Blue Oyster Cult bit and its two magic words.
is more cowbell!" Walken, an actor who has specialized in portraying the slightly unhinged, has described the six-minute sketch as career-defining.
www.spreadshirt.com /shop.php?op=article&ac=details&article_id=865815   (872 words)

  
 Impacted Wisdom Truth: America Needs More Cowbell
The “cowbell” thing is from a Saturday Night Live hosting gig Walken did several years ago.
The song has tons of cowbell in it, and the (over) use of cowbell in the song is considered one of the worst record-producing decisions in rock history.
UPDATE3: TaylorHQ writes "In truth, most rock fans are surprised to learn that there actually is a cowbell on "Don't Fear The Reaper." The joke behind the skit is that the song seems like the least likely candidate to ever have a producer insist on adding cowbell to the mix.
impactedwisdomtruth.blogspot.com /2005/08/america-needs-more-cowbell.html   (507 words)

  
 April Fool's: Harmonix announces Cowbell Hero - News at GameSpot
The cowbell itself will have one button on the side of the bell, which players will have to strike in time with the music as the on-screen cues indicate.
Finally the big-wigs have listened to me. I've been saying for years that if you have a band, cowbell is something you have to have to be successful.
You're not a musician till you've played the cowbell.
www.gamespot.com /news/6146944.html   (2132 words)

  
 Cowbell Chronicles: The inspiration for the ineedmorecowbell.com site
I thought the relative obscurity of the focal point of the sketch - the cowbell track on Don't Fear the Reaper - along with the fact that it came off as so damn funny, was inspiration enough to grab a related domain name to keep the inspiration alive.
Dunno how much cowbell you cowbell afficionados are prepared to take, but my friend and I put together a sort of pseudo-sequel to "Don't Fear The Reaper" (along with a couple of other obscure tunes with cowbell references).
Ok, it's not the cowbell track by iteself, but it's a long, long mix that has the cowbell song in the middle somewhere.
www.ineedmorecowbell.com /blog/000005.html   (3631 words)

  
 Cowbell.com
We're very excited to feature them on Cowbell.com, and glad to see them using our cowbells to promote their local high school.
Dustin, a 5th grade teacher in Mendota, California, is what one might call a football "fanatic".
Dustin was demonstrating his lunacy by blowing an annoylingly loud horn and ringing cowbells in a fury, he noticed a little boy come alongside him and ask if he too could ring a cowbell.
www.cowbell.com /contest/fanaztecs.html   (342 words)

  
 Blue Oyster Cult, Playing Along With 'More Cowbell' (washingtonpost.com)
Snippets from the skit pop up regularly on the radio.
Despite the obvious irritation of the rest of the band, Walken's Dickinson persists.
"It's been years, and all anybody brings up is 'cowbell.' I guess.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A46074-2005Jan28.html   (832 words)

  
 YouTube - Tapes 'n Tapes - Cowbell
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Video for Tapes 'n Tapes song "Cowbell" from their album "The Loon".
The Attack of The Cowbell : Episode 3 'The Drum Sticks Attac
youtube.com /watch?v=GWVdjHWd7o8   (131 words)

  
 semanticnoise.com - Better With Cowbell
The band has a wicked cowbell player named Gene (played by Will Ferrell), and the gist of the skit is that Bruce just has to have more cowbell.
It inspired The Cowbell Project on Geek Speak Weekly.
A side feature of The Cowbell Project is "Songs That Should Have A Cowbell", a small page that presents MP3 snippets demonstrating how any good song can be made into a great song with just a pinch of the cowbell spice.
www.semanticnoise.com /projects/cowbell   (335 words)

  
 Jedi Council Forums - The Cowbell Mafia - Please don't fear the Cowbell but embrace it....
Topic: The Cowbell Mafia - Please don't fear the Cowbell but embrace it....
From the beginning of time, the Cowbell has been one of the most overlooked instruments that has ever participated in any kind of musical theatre production and that is nothing to be proud of.
The Cowbell is actually the only instrument you can rock harder than the triangle.
boards.theforce.net /message.asp?topic=16195964&replies=836   (1746 words)

  
 Rays: Rays tales
Christopher Walken plays supposedly legendary music producer Bruce Dickinson, and he insists that the key to the song's success will be adding more cowbell to the track.
Will Ferrell is playing the bell, with his typical exaggerated physical humor, and when Dickinson tells him "really explore the studio space," hilarity breaks out.
One of Sternberg's first acts was asking entertainment director John Franzone if he could get the clip, and when members of Franzone's staff started quoting it, they felt they had a hit waiting to happen.
www.sptimes.com /2006/04/16/Rays/Rays_tales.shtml   (692 words)

  
 rhapsody rock school: Cowbell Explosion!
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
It features a call toward the end of the song for "More more more more more COWBELL!" (and is a great and infectious song to boot).
PPPM has a cowbell intro, and you're hard pressed to hear any further cowbell in it...
rockschool.blogspot.com /2004/11/cowbell-explosion.html   (140 words)

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